From its beginnings in the late '60s to today, psychedelic folk has aimed to absorb, acknowledge, and update the past while meeting modern needs. Grayson Haver Currin picks some of the genre's best tracks from across the last 50 years.
Marc Masters and Grayson Haver Currin round up notable releases in the realms of avant-garde, experimental, and outsider music including records by Austin oddballs Shit and Shine, and the haunted blues of convicted murderer J.B. Smith.
This Brooklyn band made their name as brainy black metal lightning rods—a rep that often overshadowed their music and split them apart. Grayson Haver Currin tells of how they reunited for new album The Ark Work, which tries to answer questions about a genre that no one thought to ask.
Grayson Haver Currin and Marc Masters run down some of their favorite under-the-radar LPs of the year, explore records that expand the sound of an electric guitar, and talk with Ohio rock vet Lamont Thomas and Italian singer Francesca Marongiu.